To all the people who haven’t been able to follow this blog previously, let me start by saying that I LOVE Rituals! It’s one of those brand that just works for me. I’m close to finishing all the Rituals bath products, I had collected even if I had collected enough products to last me a year – I just can’t get enough. However, now that there are Rituals stores in Denmark, it’s a lot easier to get my hands on the products.
Today, I’m gonna tell you about the shampoo and conditioner from Rituals. Two products that actually have been defining for the time in my life and the people I have surrounded myself with. I got the products as a birthday present from Tanja so this review has been a long time coming (my birthday is in august), and not only has she given me two products I really wanted to try but she also picked my favorite scent (Indian Rose and Almond Oil). If that doesn’t define a good friendship, I don’t know what does!
To give you a bit of a reference point, my hair is thick with highlights, a slight curl and frizz. My scalp is oily, and the ends are dry because of the highlights.
The shampoo is a nourishing, ultra-shine shampoo which should make the hair shiny while adding moisture. Normally, I don’t need a shine shampoo because my hair is naturally shiny, and in fact, I normally avoid shine shampoos because I find, that they dry out the hair while trying to make it shiny. BUT! This shampoo doesn’t do that. It’s brilliant. It adds the perfect amount of moisture without making it greasy looking or feeling, and the hair will feel soft and nourished as well as clean.
The consistency of the shampoo is normal, and it’s easy to distribute it through the hair and easy to wash it out again. I always shampoo twice because it makes my hair feel clean for longer.
Looking at the conditioner, there isn’t much to say. It does what it’s supposed to, adding extra moisture to your dry ends. The consistency is a bit thinner than your average conditioner but that might just be because I’m used to using a hair mask as my conditioner. Either way, it’s not a problem.
Finally, let’s talk about the important thing… THE SCENT!! If you’re familiar with the Ayurveda series then you know how good it smells. To me, it’s an amazing scent. The rose and almond is just a perfect combo and I love using it in my hair. The scent lingers even the day after I’ve washed my hair without being overpowering. I think it’s perfect and I hope Rituals will venture into dry shampoos using this scent.
I’ve previously complained about the packaging on products from The Body Shop, saying that they could look to Rituals and learn. Again, the Rituals packaging is pretty and luxurious without putting the price up too much. The packaging holds perfectly in the shower, and though it’s a small thing, I think it’s worth mentioning.
I would definitely recommend this shampoo and conditioner. They feel a bit extra when you use them, they smell amazing and they do a good job at cleaning my hair. I’ve looked into Rituals’ other shampoos as well and I’m tempted to try more as this combo didn’t let me down!
The name that my bottles have doesn’t match what it is called now, so you have to look after the Ritual of Ayurveda to find this series.
You can buy the shampoo online here for 85 kr.
I wasn’t able to find the conditioner on the danish webside, but I’m sure you will be able to find it in one of their stores.